Monday, November 18, 2013

First World War Portal

The British National archives are launching a new First World War portal and announcing plans to mark the centenary of the First World War with an extensive programme, spanning a five-year period from 2014 - 2019. The programme, First World War 100, which has primary sources at its heart, aims to attract a new audience for archives during the centenary, as well as offering historians and regular archive users fresh insights into this landmark conflict. The National Archives will open its collection of millions of First World War records through a rolling series of digitised record releases, including the unit war diaries, online and on site events and education resources from 2014, all of which will be accessible through this new portal. Online collections - such as medal cards, service records and prisoner of war interviews - and resources including the popular My Tommy's War blog posts form part of the new First World War portal and ongoing centenary programme to draw attention to lesser-known series of records and help people to discover the stories behind the war. The full news article can be found at

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